Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

Throughout the year, the financial aid office receives announcements from the legal community with scholarship opportunities. Below is the list of the current announcements. For more information on the individual scholarships, feel free to contact the agency directly.

The Bridgat Scholarship Program

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: December 31, 2014

Empowering Women In Law Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: December 31, 2014

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

Reeves Law Groups is proud to present this scholarship for students currently enrolled in a university. For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 31, 2014 

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Banner & Witcoff, LTD. are happy to present the diversity scholarship for law students. Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a J.D. program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff. For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: January 12, 2015

Survivor's Scholarship

Chalik and Chalik Law Offices is glad to present the Survivor's Scholarship. This scholarship is for a person seeking higher education and has survived cancer or a serious illness. For more information, please see application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 12, 2015

Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship

Boling Rice, LLC understands the value of education as well as the often significant costs associated with obtaining one.  As attorneys, they are well aware of the financial strain that tuition, books, parking, and other educational expenses can put on both students and families. Boling Rice, LLP value helping people who show promise and initiative, and for this purpose are pleased to be offering a yearly scholarship to help students meet their financial needs. For more information, please see the application.

Amount:$1,000

Deadline: Janaury 15, 2015

Dolman Law Group Scholarship

For more information, please see application.

Amount: $1,100

Deadline: January 15, 2015

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship

As a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best, his friends have established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students. Each candidate must be a law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school. Strong preference will be given to current residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare or Tuolumne Counties. Primary considerations are academic achievement and the breadth and depth of the applicant’s extracurricular and community activities. Financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are also taken into consideration. For more information, please see application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 17, 2015

Levin and Zeiger, LLP Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 31, 2015

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 2, 2015

JVS Scholarship Program

For more information, please see application.

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship

For more information, please see application.

Award: $3,000

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Law School Scholarship

The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship offer.  It was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by Lymphoma or Leukemia and is seeking to continue their education through law school. For more information, please see application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are proud to present this scholarship to a law student who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or demonstrates committment to issues of diversity within their academic career. For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Ladah Law Firm, PLLC Injury Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: June 15, 2015

Marine Appreciation Law School Scholarship

With the cost of rising tuitions, the Open Tax Resolution Law Student scholarship has been started as a way to contribute to the families who have sacrificed so much in order to allow their loved ones to serve and protect our country through their military service. It was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by a family member serving in the Marine Corps and who is seeking to continue their education through law school. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship

For more information, please see application.

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship

Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. are committed to juvenile justice and want to encourage young people to pursue a career in law and hopefully make a difference to someone in their careers. They have discovered that nothing matters more in the early life of a youth charged with a crime than lawyers, legal professionals, and judges who are committed to defending the rights of the youth. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Law Office of Steven Fritsch Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 27, 2015

Vision Zero Auto Awareness Law School Scholarship

Vision Zero is a multi-pronged attack on the causes of traffic accidents. It uses improved road safety, driver education, and increased enforcement of traffic laws. This combination has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of traffic fatalities, and Boston Attorney John Sheehan is trying to raise awareness of the potential by offering a scholarship to students willing to focus on the issue
of traffic safety. 
For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Yanez & Associates Family Law Scholarship Program

The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates is pleased to announce their annual essay scholarships. The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website for details, terms and conditions.

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.

Contact:

Financial Aid
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Phone: (619) 260-4570
Fax: (619) 260-2218

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